Newman Commercial has agreed a letting of the Old Exchange in West Stockwell Street to Colchester-based Whittles Chartered Accountants.

The 5,750 sq. ft former Telephone Exchange is off the High Street behind the Town Hall, adjacent to historic St Martin’s House.

Whittles partner Tim Moriarty said: “We had a break in our existing office lease which coincided with The Old Exchange coming on the market and we particularly liked the idea of having our own front door and being in a more central location.”

Whittles is celebrating their 25th anniversary and coincidentally Newman Commercial is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Jeremy Newman, who handled the letting, said: “It has been a pleasure dealing with the team at Whittles who were very positive about the building from the first viewing. We hope that The Old Exchange will prove a popular base for them to work from for many years.”

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